Tech & Science Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany

11:46  21 april  2017
11:46  21 april  2017 Source:   CNET

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I know, you've heard it all before and so have I. But this latest flying car prototype at least looks cool.

I know, you've heard it all before, and so have I. But this latest flying car prototype at least looks cool.

Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany © Provided by CNET Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany

It's no roadster from "The Jetsons" or "Back to the Future." But all the same, if a new test vehicle is any indication, we may finally get our wish for a flying car. Well, at least someday.

Meet the Lilium Jet, a funky carlike thing with 36-propellers spread across its wings. Despite its seemingly small design, the company claims it can fly five people nearly 200 miles in an hour, all powered by an electric battery. What's more, it takes off vertically.

Now, we've heard promises of flying cars before, sure. And you should be skeptical. But Wired actually got to see a full-size prototype take off, land and fly a short distance. So, that's a step in the right direction, yes?

It'll still be a while before the future truly arrives. But in the meantime, here's a video from the company, of the prototype's maiden voyage.

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